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that because you're proposing cuts in benefits, tax breaks, eliminating, slowing down pay raises for some of those on military duty that you are in fact trying to balance the budget on the backs of these people who fought these wars. >> well, first of all, that's just not true. we're not making any recommendations on any retirement changes we're going to wait until the retirement commission was was impaneled if we need to do anything on retirement. this isn't just an arbitrary, unilateral approach to trying to slow the growth just to slow the growth. we've got to look at the long term commitments to our people. half of our budget today in the pentagon goes to pay compensation retirement and medical care. that will increase significantly. we're not cutting, we're proposing slowing growth in certain areas. tax cuts, we're not cutting anybody taxes. we're asking for specific considerations. in areas where we are slowly, eventually reducing the growth of pay increases. there will still be pay increases. other areas, we think these responsible, we don't think it breaks faith with our people. b
that your critics are saying, they say that because you're proposing cuts in benefits, tax breaks, eliminating, slowing down pay raises for some of those on military duty that you are in fact trying to balance the budget on the backs of these people who fought ise hasn't yet, but if it got in to civil war fair and invasion by russia to back up one side and ukraine these kind of tools would be applied and applied effectively and putin knows it. i'll relatively confident he won't go there. >> schieffer: i want to pick up on something you said awhile ago, when you come around, this is putin's problem. it's not the problem of the west. obviously it has repercussions for the west. give me more detail on that. >> if we look back several months we see that putin has been facing a rebellion on his border. in ukraine which is country of absolutely crucial strategic poshes to russia and many russians feel deep kinship, where the orthodox church was born. we've seen a movement turning west toward europe, putin tried to buy off the government of president yanokovich offering $15 billion to t
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